Okay, I have a dilemma. My son is spending the next year in a Victorian bush school. He is engaged in a brilliant program of hiking, running and learning lots of bush skills as well as the usual school curriculum. Just fantastic.
My daughter is still with us in NSW. So what’s the dilemma I hear you ask.
The kids now have different school holidays. The Easter school holidays are usually two weeks, so I only have to find fun and entertaining things to do for fourteen days (in an effort to keep them off computer games and away from the TV). Now, while one is home, the other is still at school and the collective school holidays span…four weeks! And, this is going to continue in the same vein all year.
So, please help me. I need lots and lots of ideas for what to do with the children. So far I have planned:
- lots of bush walks (eg walk up Mount Warning – a 4-5 hour round trip)
- Byron cinema is closed for renovation (for a year!), so we will have to travel to other cities to watch movies which will be more of an adventure
- I will book a few days away at North or South Stradbroke Island
- I will organise for some cousins to visit and will go to visit some cousins
- Going up to the Gold Coast to Laser Skirmish (sadly we love playing this game as a family – it’s hilarious)
- will take the kids to Byron Bay Blues Festival
- go to the beach (although we do have a Great White Shark problem at the moment, so I’m not too keen on this option)
- let the kids get bored so they use their imaginations and come up with good things to do
But, that’s not nearly enough. So, I’m begging for ideas. What are some activities that I can I organise to keep the tribe entertained and me sane whilst still getting all my work done?